Unintended Acceleration in Passenger Vehicles

Unintended Acceleration in Passenger Vehicles

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Congress is considering legislation to strengthen federal regulation of auto safety. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.: Nat. Highway Traffic Safety Admin. (NHTSA); (2) Fed. Oversight of Auto Safety: Sudden Acceleration Complaints; Audi Historical Precedents; Toyota-Related Complaints Since 2000; NHTSA Response to Toyota Complaints; (3) Toyota: Toyota Corp. Structure; Black Box Avail.; Recall Impact on Toyota Sales; Toyota Lobbying; (4) Policy Issues and the Congressional Response: Does NHTSA Have Enough Resources for Defects Investigation?; Is the Toyota Issue a Sign of Broader Problems Within the Auto Industry?; Are Electronics and Software Testing Stringent Enough?; Electronic Throttle Problems. Illustrations.A timeline of actions related to unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles.119 a€c September 2000a€”Toyota recalls Lexus ... July 2006a€”Toyota tells NHTSA it will conduct a recall of 367, 000 Highlander, Lexus RX330, and Lexus RX400h vehicles to fix ... 2006a€”Toyota CEO Katsuaki Watanabe apologies to consumers for quality problems and the company delays some new ... March 2007a€”NHTSA begins investigation into possible pedal entrapment in 2007 Lexus ES350 based on fiveanbsp;...

Title:Unintended Acceleration in Passenger Vehicles
Author:Suzanne M. Kirchhoff
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-10


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